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Subject: Re: [boost] [Release Managers] Merging Parameter to Release
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-30 14:34:13

on Fri Jan 30 2009, Eric Niebler <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Hi,
>> now shows that the changes we made are clean. The failures you're
>> seeing there are due to tests we added newly; those tests are from
>> "literate programming" examples that were automatically extracted from
>> the documentation, and for some reason we had never checked them in so
>> far.
>> How would you like this handled? I suppose one option is that we could
>> avoid merging the new tests.
> I'm confused. Are the tests clean or are they failing?

The tests I just added are failing. The changes to the library code
itself introduced no new failures.

> You seem to be saying that your
> changes haven't introduced new regressions, but that you've added additional tests
> that are failing for other reasons, is that right?


> What are the nature of the recent changes? Bug fixes?

A bug fix and associated doc change.

> If so, I'm inclined to accept the bug fixes and reject the additional
> tests to avoid the appearance of a regression. Beman?

That's the possibility I was suggesting.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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